Lottie has a BSc in Adult Nursing (Hons) and an MSc in Advanced Practice (Leadership)

My role

"Alongside our lead clinician and team my role is to support young people with cancer through development of specialist support and services at The Royal Marsden and across the network of hospitals in South London and the South East.

I am inspired by young people, their friends and families who support them and the fantastic team I work with who are passionate about providing specialist support and care for young people with cancer. My favourite part of my job is spending time with young people, helping support them and hearing their experiences to inform and develop what we do.

Seeing the different specialist services, dedicated staff and support can have on young people's experience of cancer care is inspiring; this motivates me to want to work with young people and staff to develop our services further across the region

The Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton is the principle treatment centre for teenage and young adult cancer in South London and the South East. We offer specialist, age-appropriate cancer care for teenage and young adults aged 16 to 24, including emotional, psychological, practical and social support, for young people and their families. There is a specially built Teenage Cancer Trust unit with inpatient and outpatient services at The Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden. The unit has specialist and specialist staff including doctors, nurses, youth support worker, teachers, social workers, psychologists, physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists."

Why Teenage Cancer Trust matters

"The facilities, specialist staff, experiences and programs, such as 'Find Your Sense of Tumour' and 'Way Forward' are built around the needs of young people, helping support them and their families through their cancer treatment.

Having specialist staff to support young people and dedicated services built around their needs and interests where they can meet others with similar experiences is so important in helping young people, their families and friends during cancer treatment.